So Far Two Board Members Side with Brown

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 11:53 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 11:53 PM EDT


Buffalo, NY
(WKBW)

Park District school board member elect Carl Paladino released an open letter to the board stating that his first action as a new board member in July will be to file a motion demanding the resignation of current superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown.

But, there are eight other members of the board and it is doubtful his motion will get very far.

Dr. Brown may be bi-lingual and Harvard educated but as far as Paladino is concerned she is doing a horrible job running the district.

In fact, Paladino wanted Brown out before she even started the position. He filed a lawsuit in State Supreme court back in July claiming the board violated open-meeting laws when they decided to hire Brown. The judge ruled against him.

Now, a year in, Paladino claims Brown screams at people over the phone, walks out of meetings, rarely meets with the district's CFO and doesn't understand the budget.

It's no secret the district has spent decades in disaster but current board Member-at-Large Dr. Barbara Nevergold says it's unrealistic to expect Brown to change the district overnight.

Along with his vote, Paladino would need four other board members to vote in favor of his motion to oust Dr. Brown.

So far Dr. Nevergold along with incoming West District board member James Sampson plan to vote against Paladino's motion.

Meanwhile, eight of the nine board members approved Brown's first annual performance review at Wednesday's board meeting. Outgoing Park District board member Lou Petrucci was the only board member to vote against its approval.

According to Dr. Nevergold school board president Mary Ruth Kapsiak will decide whether to release details of her performance evaluation to the public.